It only takes a few minutes to drown. While it is possible to drown in a bathtub, most people drown while playing in a swimming pool, water park, lake or river. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional drowning accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. For children aged 14 and under, it is the second leading cause of death.
At the Cleveland law firm of Bashein & Bashein, we take the serious injury of or loss of a child very seriously. When a child loses his or her life in a drowning accident, we want to do more than win. Our attorneys want to send a message to negligent pool manufacturers and property owners in hopes of preventing future injuries. To speak with one of our Cleveland drowning accident attorneys, call us at 216-771-3239 or toll-free at 800-771-4457. You can also reach us online.
Holding Property Owners Accountable For Unsafe Swimming Pools
Most drowning accidents are a result of a negligence of some sort. Whether a swimming pool injury happens at a private residence, a hotel, a water park or a public pool, it is the responsibility of property owners and managers to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken to prevent accidents.
Even when a child survives a drowning accident, he or she may suffer permanent brain damage from the lack of oxygen. These injuries can be permanently debilitating, requiring a lifetime of care. These types of injuries are devastating for families emotionally and financially. Our premises liability lawyers believe that negligent property owners must be held accountable for these injuries.
Swimming pools are often referred to as an attractive nuisance for landowners because they are so enticing to children. Even if a child is injured while trespassing, the landowner may be held liable if he or she does not take adequate precautions such as installing a fence or other barrier around the pool to prevent children from using it.
Even when proper supervision is in place, swimming pools themselves can be dangerous. If a swimming pool is not built up to code, is not maintained properly or does not have the legally required safety features, such as an unblockable drain or a safety vacuum release system, the property owner may be held liable for having an unsafe swimming pool. If a reasonable person would know that the pool would pose a hazard to the child, property owners may be held liable for willful or wanton misconduct.
Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers, Committed To Helping You
At Bashein & Bashein, we are committed to providing every client with the highest level of service. When you hire one of our premises liability lawyers, you can count on having a dedicated advocate by your side. We will do everything we can to pursue justice on your behalf. This is how we have been serving people throughout the Cleveland area for more than 60 years. We represent individuals in both premises liability and wrongful death claims.
You should not have any barriers to strong legal representation. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning you will not owe any fees unless we recover for you. We are here when you need us. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about pursuing a premises liability or wrongful death claim, call us at 216-771-3239 or toll-free at 800-771-4457. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form.